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Quetzal Francois, Registered Associate MFT
- AMFT | 127114
- Patricia Craven | MFT | 24859 (if applicable)
- 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite C 102 Oakland, California 94609
- (510) 496-6002
About Quetzal Francois Registered Associate MFT
- ACA/Codependency, Adolescents, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Grief and Loss, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sex Work, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Womens Concerns
- English, French
- Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, Feminist, Group Therapy, Mindfulness
- Cisgender Female
- Asian Indian, Jewish, White/European American
“I love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution. ever.”—Nayyirah Waheed
Quetzal brings a wealth of lived experience to her therapy practice. She has spent the past 10 years facilitating groups and mentoring teens and young adults--witnessing them on their journey into adulthood while providing counsel and support for their parents. During that time she developed and taught sexual health education and social and emotional learning programs all over the Bay. Most recently, Quetzal has been applying her passion for seeing multiple perspectives inside intimate relationships to her practice with couples and individual adults.
Quetzal has a warm, relational, direct and engaged presence. As a mixed-race queer woman she holds an intimate undertanding of the need for a therapeutic approach that is intersectional. In her healing practice, she centers the complexity of being alive, celebrates vulnerability, and affirms the need to belong. She believes that inside each of our struggles there is a choice and it's from this place that we can reconnect to and reclaim our inherent wisdom and power. Her intention is to shed light on the path to help guide her clients home to themselves.
Quetzal’s framework is trauma-informed, holistic and integrative. In collaboration with her clients, she offers a variety of approaches such as attachment theory, somatic, expressive arts, and mindfulness to help her clients draw on their personal strengths and resilience as they move through their pain towards healing and liberation.
Some clinical areas of interest are:
Sexuality & Intimacy (including BDSM/Kink)
Couples/Relationship (including polyamorous and consensually non-monogamous relationships)
Body Shame & Image Issues
Grief & Loss
Identity development (gender & sexuality, racial & cultural identity)
Quetzal is a Registered Marriage Family Therapist Associate. She holds a MS in Clinical Psychology from Cal State East Bay. In addition, Quetzal is a Certified Sex Educator and holds a Yoga & Social Justice Teacher Certification. She is supervised by Patricia E. Craven, LMFT, SEP License#MFC24859